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good morning, america. and this morning, freedom? casey anthony finds out her fate just hours from now after almost a thousand days in jail. her stunning letters from prison that reveal what she'll do next and why she wants another child. >plus, inside the jury room. what really happened behind closed doors deciding casey's fate. our exclusive interview with juror number 3 live from orlando. >> man versus wild. deadly attack in yellowstone. the fatal encounter with a bear that left a couple fighting for their lives. theiei terrifying moments face o face with a grizzly. jaee d dard'd' harrowing ordeal after being kidnapped at just 11 years old. now she speaks out for the first time to diane sawyer, an exclusive look at her emotional
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interview. cannot wait to see jaycee dugard. diane said she's one of the most remarkable people she's ever met. >> given birth to two babies this that backyard and raised them by herself. an extraordinary story. >> incredible story. good morning, everyone. as you can see robin is off today. glad to have elizabeth vargas back. in just a few hours casey anthony could be free. >> absolutely. a stunning turn of events. we'll hear from our lawyer, jose baez, who talked exclusively with abc's barbara walters. why he says she's very miggs understood and echoes some of the jurors who says he thinks shshwas a good mother. >> you talked to russell huekler who said that and we'll talk to jennifer ford. all eyes on president obama and congressional leaders.
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behind the scenes there may be a break in the stalemate over the debt limit. president obama willing to put social security on the table. putting tax increases on the table. if it comes together it would affect every single american. >> big news. we'll get to that. right away to what's happening for casey anthony. she could go free this morning. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando, florida, where she's been tracking every development in the case. good morning to you, ashleigh. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. of course, 9:00 this morning we'll find out if she stays in jail or walks free. i have news to make for you, as well. she may have a brand-new chapter of legal troubles. the state is going after her for the cost of all that investigative work and the people who searched for her are thinking of suing her for $112,000, as well. all of this while casey was served with a subpoena in jail to appear at a law office in that civil suit against her by that nanny's name who she co-opted but first we have to
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find out if she's even going to be out of jail. it's casey anthony's 997th day in jail, but it could be one of her last. crowds are expected to flood the protest zone set up at the courthouse. but some were lucky enough to get ticks inside. >> just being able to come out here live and see it is totally different than seeing it on tv. >> i want to make sure she gets her maximum sentence. >> reporter: all this as her lead attorney spoke with barbara wallers. >> how do you see casey's future? >> i think casey could have been anything she wanted in this world, and i think there are still plenty of things that casey can do in life. i think casey can be a productive member of society. >> are you worried about her safety? >> i am. and i'm afraid for her, and i don't think it's fair. >> reporter: prosecutors too are worried for casey's safety. >> i wouldn't want anyone in the
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community to be so upset by this that they might try to do something to her and, you know, that's not what the system is about. >> reporter: meanwhile, one of casey's other lawyers had a choice gesture for the press. the same lawyer who before joining casey's team prekicked in a local tv interview casey would be jailed for life. >> and either plea and get it over with or have a circus trial and then be convicted and then get life. >> reporter: a clue to her future? letters from jail in which casey speaks of changing her name, writing a book and wanting more children. "i had a dream not too long ago that i was pregnant. i've thought about adopting. there are so many children that deserve to be loved." and just a final note, as well, all of casey's belongings that were seized in the investigation about three years ago are set to be released to her when she leaves jail. that includes all of her clothes, her children -- her
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child's doll and her child's belongings and that pontiac sunfire. the trunk of which contained the smell of death, if you believed the prosecutors. all that is set to go back to casey when she gets out. >> okay, ashleigh, thank you very much. joini ining now for an exclusiv interview is one of the jurors, jennifer ford. thanks for joining us. i read you said you were stick to your stomach after reaching the verdict. is that because you knew that casey would go free even though she may have murdered her child? >> i think it was more just not knowing whether you're setting someone free that murdered their child or if -- i mean we didn't know, so it was hard to know if we made the right decision based on what actually happened without having enough evidence to say definitively she committed a crime or didn't. >> you're not convinced she didn't. >> i'm not convinced she didn't, but i also couldn't exclude the possibility of it being an
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accident, so i can't find her guilty of a crime if i'm not sure a crime was committed so it was just that not knowing exactly what happened and not knowing we made the right choice and of course, we don't want to set someone free if they killed their beautiful daughter. >> not knowing and having that doubt, i wondered, does that make you frustrated with the prosecution? what did you need to hear or see from them that you didn't see? >> i'm not sure what i needed exactly. they had strong circumstantial evidence. they just needed something solid, something solid to just say it absolutely was not an accident, just kind of tie it all together and not leave the dots for us to kind of or me to kind of connect with speculation and accusations and guessing like we weren't instructed not to do that so for us to connect the dots with, you know, question marks, you know, it didn't feelfiable to do
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that. >> wrapped in duct tape, that wasn't enough? >> well, i have a lot of arguments against the chloroform to kind of -- i think there's so much doubt with that that i can't -- i have to take that out of the equation. it doesn't exist for me. >> crystal holloway alleged to be george anthony's mistress, she said george told her this was an accident that spiraled out of control and listening to you, it sounds like that's what you believe ask. >> i don't -- like i said, i don't believe one way or another. i don't have enough evidence either way. >> how much impact did that testimony have on you? >> not much. like most of the stuff, it can't be proven so it's just -- it's speculation and it doesn't mean much. you can't put too much weight on it. it's just a guess. >> you sat through all that testimony, 33 days of testimony. you must have formed some opinion of what you think happened. >> well, as i explained before, it's easier to get to the
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conclusion that it was an accident than it is to get to the conclusion it had something to do with chloroform and duct tape. if it was chloroform, george said casey left the house with caylee so were they in a public place when it happened? was caylee in her backseat chloroformed and duct taped or in public put her in the trunk? i don't know how to make that whole picture come together at all. >> do you think if the prosecutors were not seeking the death penalty, it might have affected how you deliberated about this case? >> absolutely. we were -- i think it was even mentioned a few times if they charged her with other things we probably could have convicted or got a guilty sentence but not for death. not for first degree. there's not enough to substantiate. that's a very serious charge. >> i was shocked when russell huekler told elizabeth that based on the evidence he thought casey was a good mom. is that what you thought the evidence showed? >> nobody got up there and said,
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you know, casey acted like caylee was a burden to her and she never wanted to be a mother. nobody said that. they all said that casey seemed to have a good relationship with her daughter and seemed to be genuine. on the other hand we did have the behavior that was questionable at best after, you know, caylee died and she was out and, you know, doing whatever she did, so it would have been helpful to have a witness that said, you know, either she neglected the child or, you know, the child was burdensome to her or something to that effect but nobody said that. >> we only have a few seconds left. nancy grace yesterday called the jury kooky. how do you respond to that kind of criticism? >> i have no comment on nancy grace. it's not fit for television. >> so you do have thoughts. you're just not going to say them. >> they're negative and it's just -- there's no point in it. i think a lot of things she says just fuel the fire and they're based on nothing and i obviously
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am against making decisions based on just speculation and opinions. >> okay, well, jennifer ford, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you for your time. >> now to josh elliott with headlines developing right now. telling commentsust to hear anything at all. good morning to you, elizabeth and to you, george and to all of you. we're going to begin with a deadly grizzly bear attack on hikers in yellowstone national park, the first bital attack of its kind inside the park in some quarter century. abc's clayton sandell is there with new details on what happened and how park officials are responding. good morning to you, clayton. >> reporter: good morning, josh. well, some of yellowstone's trails, campsites and roads near where this grizzly bear attack took place are closed at this hour. visitors are being kept out for their own safety. it's a tragic reminder that one of the country's most beautiful landscapes is still very wild. it wasas here on yellowstone's wapiti lake trail where a couple came face to face with a grizzly
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bear. the wife told officials she and her husband saw a bear with cubs at a distance but continued walking. when they saw it a second time it was already charging them, attacking and killing the husband. >> the other hikers heard the woman's cries for help and called 911, which summoned rangers. >> reporter: park officials estimate some 150 grizzlies live in yellowstone. hundreds more in the surrounding area. still m mlings are rare. >> this is the first time that there has been a bear caused human fatality in yellowstone in 25 years. >> reporter: nearby, however, there have been other bizarre attacks. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> hi, i'm in cooke city right now and we have someone that's beenttacked and bitten pretty badly by a bear. >> reporter: a 48-year-old man last year was mauled to death while sleeping in a tent. >> there was probably a lot of panic and moving around and i think that would motivate that prey instinct these animals do
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have. >> reporter: now, as for this latest grizzly bear attack park officials say they will not try to capture or kill that mother grizzly bear. they believe she was simply trying to defend her cubs. that is a natural behavior, but unfortunately one that sometimes turns deadly. josh? >> clayton sandell, thanknk you just north of there, in montana, oil from that pipeline that ruptured beneath the yellowstone river has now spread some 80 miles downstream. exxonmobil first predicted damage would be contained to a ten-mile stretch. it took the company about one hour to seal the pipeline. twice as long as it first reported. meanwhile, a new alert for airport security. the tsa is paying close attention to passengers who appear to have had surgery recently. that's because intelligence now shows that al qaeda has been working on a so-called belly bomb. explosives that can be implanted in the stomach to evade airport body scanners. and finally, police in san francisco are hoping thiss surveillance video from outside
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of a restaurant leads them to an art thief. watch very carefully as a man walks there, casually by with a picture frame under his arm. a newspaper seems to be covering what's in the frame. that newspaper could be covering a picasso drawing from 1965, "head of a woman." brazenly stolen from a gallery down the street just a few minutes earlier. it's worth some $200,000. police believe after he just walked into the gallery and took it off the wall he walked out with it and then hailed a cab. didn't have the cab waiting, didn't have a buddy helping him. just walked outside. stuck the arm up. >> i guess that's call melting into the crowd. we keep showing a shot of lefty o'donnell's. did he go in there and get a drink or something? >> have any news -- >> hey, buddy, watch out for my picasso. thanks, josh. to washington where the white house and top lawmakers are shedded for a showdown over the country's ballooning debt as
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they prepare to meet later this morning. we're learning overnight president obama is pushing for what he calls a grand bargain wilting to consider major changes in medicare and social security in return for republicans accepting major changes in the tax code. abc's jon karl joins us from washington. all talks secret up until now. what more do we know about what president obama and the speaker of the house have been discussing. >> reporter: a big deal here, george. as you mentioned, this would mean that the president would go along with reductions in spending to social security and medicare, most likely cost of living increases going down and in exchange republicans would accept some increase in tax revenues as part of an overhaul of the tax code. as one top administration told me, we need to do something unthinkable on entitlements. they need to do something unthinkable on tacks. >> unthinkable may be the word. these talks have been going on between the president and speaker boehner but there hasn't been a lot of discussion among a wider conferences in the house and the senate democrats and republicans and i guess the big question coming out of today's
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meeting, when other leaders find out about it, is it something they can work with and is it something that will fly? >> reporter: a great question. boehner and the president may be able to come to a deal but, look, george, virtually every republican in congress signed a pledge not to increase tax revenues and democrats have long said that any cuts to social security or medicare are simply off the table and unthinkable, as well, so they may come to agreement but getting it passed is going to be a steep climb. >> if it doesn't we hit the debt limit on august 2nd. >> reporter: exactly. >> jon karl, thanks very much. now let's go to sam champion with the weather, hey, sam. >> good morning, george. good morning, everyone. the big story is heat. some will say, hey, it's summertime. we expect heat. not this. this is big time long-lasting way too early heat. the number of days they've been above 90 and 100 degrees. austin, 23 days, dallas, 12 days, oklahoma city, 16 days and if you go from lafayette all the way around to waco, that's the
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hot zone that's anywhere from 14 to 23 days above 100 degrees already this year. 101 in dallas today, midland, 98, phoenix, 1907. minnesota, 87. new york city touches near the 90-degree mark. widely scattered 0 thunderstorms south of new york city into the carolinas and little bit in the heartland.
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and thisand muggy thursday morning. of fog, especially thatwest of the metro, but off with theburn sunshine. degrees at this time. of sunshine today. late date showers developing. garden variety action. tomorrow a better chance of storms. cooler tomorrow with off >> we'll try to find cool air for the next half hour with all of america's weather. there seems to be someone familiar in the chair in somebody who knows the studio really well. we'll go to jaycee dugard. she was abducted just 11 years at just 11 years old on her way to school and held captive for 18 years. she is speaking out for the first time to abc's diane sawyer.
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jaycee has written "a stolen life" and diane joins us with a preview of her exclusive interview. a familiar face. >> good to see you. >> a big, big interview. you know, you say that jaycee is one of the most remarkable people you've ever met but you can't endure that without being affected by it. >> you can't be unaffected by it but sometimessou can transform it into a new way of looking at life every day and that's what she does. it is inconceivable to us. >> how did she strike you? naive? >> no, and she looks with unflinching clarity at what was done to her, the handcuffs, the sexual abuse, she talks about it. she tells about it but at the end of the day she says he's not going to own me. i will stare it down and i will not be afraid. >> one of the things that is so remarkable about this story aside from the 18 years of captivity is that she gave birth to two babies in that backyard. giving birth is a scary thing.
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did she do this by herself. >> again, she didn't -- she had no medicare care. she had the garridos who were holding her hostage there. >> but did they help her? >> well, they helped her but they studied videos to learn how to do it and as she tells it and you'll see the night on "world news" she'll speak for the first time you will hear emotionally her reaction. this girl who barely knows what it is to have a baby and her reaction when she sees this child that she's brought into this world. it's so momong. >> during that 18 years did she ever try to escape? >> you know, it's such a complex -- always a complex prison without bars sometimes of the mind and here is the most inconceivable thing, elizabeth. and chris cuomo has launched an investigation that is incredible. 60 times -- >> 6-0. not 1-6. >> 60 times officers of the law came to the door, came to the house. she was there in the backyard. they didn't look or they didn't
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find her. >> how is that possible? >> that's what we were asking and we're going to tell you all about it on our special on sunday night. >> so bottom line, when you talk to her and her mother, i mean because this is a reunion between mother and daughter, the other half of the story, of course, is the mother whose daughter went missing for 18 years. >> that's right. >> has that been a bumpy road, that -- >> well -- >> remeeting of sorts. >> for both of them to keep up hope for 18 year, imagine that. bumpy, no. joy and her mother struggling but not about jaycee or her daughter, just love. >> wow. all right, diane, thank you very much. you can see all of diane's riveting and exclusive interview with jaycee dugard this sunday night at 9:00, 8:00 central. george. >> we'll have more here tomorrow, as well. that will be amazing to see. thanks for coming in, diane. coming up here, barbara walters' exclusive interview with casey anthony's lawyer. what he says people don't know about her, what he thinks of her
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>> good morning to you. a local news update for you. we will begin with breaking news
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coming in from landover. accidentl pedestrian this morning. it was and dodge park, maryland. 202 was done is closed. plenty ofind routes this morning. columbia park road south. you can also use central avenue to 52 baltimore washington parkway. take two to 270 normal back upe shady grove road to get to the link to buy through the haze. ofwill show you the picture traffic and redbridge. . hazy, hot, and humid garden variety storm's expected. and 73 in the creek at this . me 74 in the district. 71 in lexington park.
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thic committedk be out there today. out theremmidity today. of more widespread storms from late morning into saturday morning. a woman was struck and killed while crossing landover around 5:30 this morning. her stayed atit e scene the investigation is tieups in thec area right now. anotherbe back with update at 7:56. for
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casey anthony as she heard the verdict hugging her attorneys, jose baez right there. he an exclusive interview with barbara walters and, of course, in a couple of hour, we may find out if casey anthony goes free today. >> as you said, a stunning turn of events from a young woman facing the death penalty and now may be walking free and when a lot of people thought she would be behind bars for the rest of her life conceivably. >> that's right and, of course, dan abrams and nancy grace have been with us all through the trial. we heard from juror number 3. she didn't want to tell us what she thought about nancy grace but she didn't hide her feelings. we'll get nancy's response. the latest on the royal road trip. will and kate trying to help lift spirits in a devastated town, and the big stampede ahead
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of theme that will have them putting on their cowboy hats and coming to hollywood. >> after one more day in can dwa and calgary. a new trend that is disturbing. kids trying out all these stunts. >> oh, my god. >> filming them because they're going to get paid for it. >> oh. >> are you kidding me? so this is happening. it's growing. more and more kids are doing it putting themselves in danger. >> i hope my boys respect watching. all right. we'll have more on that in a moment. coming up right now, so many people waiting to see what happens to casey anthony. she is headed to court this morning for a sentencing on those four convictions of lying to investigators. abc's barbara walters spoke exclusively with her lead attorney jose baez who weighed in on why he thinks casey is misunderstood and what kind of mother casey is. >> not guilty, not guilty, not guilty. what did you think?
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how did you feel? >> i felt a great sense of relief. i felt i was ecstatic for my client. really the happiest moment came after the first not guilty because i knew i had saved her life, and that was really my biggest fear and i -- once i got through that, i grabbed casey's hand and i held it. >> casey will be sentenced. do you think that she should be released for time served? >> we're certainly going to argue that to the judge and ask that he do that. >> what do you think your chances are? >> i think they're fairly good. if you look at the time that she's done, it's quite significant. >> do you think the prosecution went too far in asking for first degree murder, which had the death penalty? do you think they would have been more effective if they
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asked for a lesser charge. >> absolutely, absolutely. >> describe casey anthony. you know her now probably better than anyone else. >> i think casey is an extremely intelligent, kind, warm-hearted individual and i think what casey is most -- i think the biggest thing about casey is that she's most -- she's very misunderstood by many people, and i just, you know, i wish her the best, and i think that -- i can't imagine or i can't even describe, begin to describe what she has been through -- what she has gone through over the last three years. >> do you think casey was a good mother. >> yes, i do. >> do you think casey wants more children? >> that, i don't know. >> she has said that she might. >> well, i've heard people say that through some letters that
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were written to another inmate, but i really can't say. i'm her lawyer, and when we speak, we speak of legal matters. >> jose baez, the lead attorney for casey anthony. we are now joined by nancy grace, the host of "nancy grace" on hln joining us on orlando and abc's legal analyst dan abrams here in new york. dan, i'd like to start with you. what are the chances we'll see casey anthony walking out of that jail today? >> i think they're pretty good. she's facing four first degree misdemeanor counts. each of which faces up to a year in prison. she's already served almost three years, so even if -- >> the harsh circumstances, isolation 23 hours a day. >> even though that probably wouldn't factor into the judge's decision, the length of time, but when you're talking about someone who's already served almost three years for crimes where the maximum even if the judge were to put them together would be up to four years and that would be very unlikely that any judge would give the max, although it's possible. it is possible this judge is
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going to say, not only is she going to get the max but i'm going to force her to serve them consecutive meaning one sentence after another after another which would lead to a four-year sentence and could serve more time. >> we heard jose baez and the prosecutors express some fear about casey anthony's safety if, in fact, she walks out of that jail today. is that a valid concern, do you think? >> yes, i do think it's a valid concern because so many people are up in arms about the verdict. speaking as to whether she'll get out, most likely she will. here's the deal, four years is the maximum sentence on this. she's already served 997 days. jail time usually counts day for day, good behavior so she's done well over the amount she'd have to do to get out of jail today at 9:00 this morning. as to tot mom, casey anthony, i was really struck by jose baez's statement that she was a good mom. i don't know what world he's living in. but partying all night long and leaving your girl most likely in
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the car trunk as the baby-sitter is not being a good mom. >> but, nancy, we also heard the alternate juror that i interviewed yesterday say the same thing. he thought she was a "good mother." why do you think the jurors bought into that? they were not swayed by that 31 days of lying and partying. >> well, what some of the jurors have said is that their first vote for murder one was 10-2. when it got to manslaughter as to negligence of a child as to whether you're a good mother or not, their big bone of contention was who's really the mother? who is the caretaker? they were actually split as to whether cindy anthony should have been taking care of the child when she drowned or whether tot mom should have been, so i don't know if that's such a great reflection that she's a good mother, but speaking of safety, a bunch of sheriffs just ran into the courthouse wearing gas masks. now, i don't know what that means to you two, but that means to me that there's a problem in
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the courthouse behind me. >> okay, well, keep an eye on that f f me. dan, you wanted to weigh in. >> juror number three, the one we just heard from seemed to be saying that she thought it was likely this was an accident, meaning not just that she thought there was reasonable doubt. not just that she wasn't proven cause of death but it seemed to me like she tell felt it was more likely not an accident, the same juror who said she thought that george was probably there, the father, and you have to ask yourself, there was no evidence, none that george was there. >> both this juror today and the alternate juror both said they thought george anthony was being deceitful. >> but those are two different things. being deceitful about whether he was having an affair -- >> no, the circumstances of caylee's death. >> that's what is striking. they watched george anthony on the stand and they determined that they didn't believe him. >> ruined his testimony. >> say that again. >> -- ruined his testimony because i think the whole affair thing really hurt george's
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testimony because i believe the jury thought if he's lying about that then what else is he lying about but the reality is, george was turned into the scapegoat. that was the entire defense was let's blame george anthony and, listen, elizabeth, i know you guys just had on a juror that said nancy grace is not fit for tv. just a message out there, when i take a stand, i don't expect people to like what i've got to say but i do hold myself up to the standard of trying to tell the truth and if they don't like it or it hurts their feelings, there's nothing i can do about that but i can tell you this much, tot mom is guilty. >> but, nancy, you did call the jury a "kooky jury" last night on your show. >> yes, i did and i stand by it. >> you may not agree with what they decided. but don't you risk maligning one of the best systems of justice in the world? >> well, you know, having been in the justice system and being
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a public servant most of my life having to work sometimes up to three and four jobs in order to be a public servant, having been a crime victim of violent crime myself, i love our system. i defend our system. i am part of our justice system and i am proud of it and when i feel that there is a miscarriage of justice, it hurts me deeply. >> i think, nancy and i have gone at it but it's nancy's right to be able to criticize the jury. she can go out and say i think "x." i think "y." i think that's a much more honest way to cover theseind of stories because other people say, well, i'm not going to tell you how i feel, et cetera, and you don't know where they're coming from. no one is going to say i don't know where nancy grace is coming from, ever. >> that is true. all right. i want to ask you one final question, though, when you talk about this jury system, dan, we
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do have reports that a different juror who has not yet spoken out is requesting money. he wants to be paid. >> this letter was unbelievable. >> sent a letter out. >> got a pr guy. got a pr guy who says, well, you know, i've got juror number six here who is ready to talk, but just to be clear he's not going to consider talking for less than $50,000. i mean, what this jury "a" forgets there are 11 other people, many doing it for free and secondly it's so distasteful. it just -- this is the great fear of our system that jurors do something like this. >> dan abrams, nancy grace, thanks for both weighing in. >> thanks, elizabeth. >> all right, time now for the weather and sam champion. hey, sam. >> hey, elizabeth. good morning again, everybody. let's find cool spots on the planet then we'll talk about what happens with the moisture. seattle and portland and eureka all part of the cool air system that moves into the northwest. now, we know that the folks at noaa have put this forecast out for the next 14 days.
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there will be a series of these systems that move right into the middle of the country and each one will drop rain so over the next 14 days there will be range that basically kind of flows along the missouri river. now, let me tell you why that's a problem. that's where all the flooding is going. the ground is saturated there and we have homes flooded in those regions we've been talking about making big headlines and there's the picture of some of those homes into missouri right now. this will continue over the next 14 days foreseeable future with 75 degrees in the district of sunshine today but muggy. be warm and 93 degrees and some scattered showers >> all that weather was brought to you by ethan allen. elizabeth. >> thanks so much. coming up, will and kate sneaking away for some private moments. the latest on their cross continental tour as they get ready to hit hollywood. ethan allen introduces a new way of living
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now to the latest on the royal couple's summer tour of north america. just one more day until will and kate arrive here in the u.s. they're wrapping up the canadian leg of their trip in calgary today and bob woodruff has been with the couple every step of the way. >> reporter: they are the hottest ticket in town, onlookers watched them in awe spending what was supposed to be their day off lifting spirits in a fire-raf rajjed town but the
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newlyweds did get some quiet time at eagle island often called honeymoon lake to watch the midnight sunset and last night they reportedly spent another evening alone, this time at picturesque lake louise. >> we've seen i think probably the most romantic side to prince william that we've ever seen. he's suddenly just pulled out these huge romantic gestures and whisks kate away. >> reporter: in calgary people are clamoring to win a lottery waiting in line to be among the lucky few hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple later today. >> i just love the excitement of it all and it's just, oh, my god. i just love it. >> reporter: the royal couple will attend the calgary stampede and ticks for the rodeo are in such demand some are even scalping their entry bracelets on ebay. even tinseltown is not immune from the fever gripping north america. residents in honor cook park where the couple will stay are getting excited. >> we're looking forward to it. it should be a little crazy but,
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you know, fun to have royalty in the neighborhood. >> reporter: but in a town where celebrity reigns every "a" list star is hoping to get a golden ticket to one of two receptions to meet the duke and duchess, j. lo, nicole kidman and tom hanks are reportedly among those invited to the celebrations for will and kate. >> l.a. is not going to know what hit it when the duke and duchess of cambridge arrive. >> reporter: now, george, i have to tell you that when prince william and kate arrive here they're going to be given these white hats just like this. the tradition. they'll have a chance to watch the roping and riding, not themselves but to watch it. i have to tell you, though, george, they did not give us any of these so we had to borrow it in the neighborhood when we came out here to do it. it's quite a place. >> are you going to put it on. >> put it on. >> reporter: you know, tan by. at 8:30 -- >> oh, come on. >> what a tease. okay, bob. thanks very much. and coming up some teen daredevils caught on camera and the new dangerous way kids are cashes in online.
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just recently, my wife and i took in her sister's children. now 7:56 lummis thursday, july 7. a deadly pedestrian accident is traffic tieups in landover. baden for thesa latest. this accident occurred at about 5:00 this morning. in dodge park. it is 200 to inbound which is close.
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-- which is closed it. you can go south to columbia park road. a failed pedestrian on tont that happened morning in dodge park. virginia is beautiful. this is a video of that accident in dodge park. 66 to eastbound as moving a d centreville. -- in centerville. this is route 4 and route 5 which is beautiful. no problems to report in the district. like this kind of later -- whether. it is hot and muggy. a lot of sunshine today and a start today with the reautiful sunshine ove -- sunrise over frederick. degrees in the district.
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fogeper as a little bit of on.ing way to 93 with humidity and a better chance of widespread rain tomorrow. >> will have another update at 8:27. for continuous news coverage, tune in to news channel 8.
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shift in gears, elizabeth vargas, robin on her break and take a look at these videos. crazy stunts caught on camera. >> oh, my goodness. >> crazy is not the word i'd use. >> these kids are making videos in order to make some money and -- oh, that one hurts every time i see it. inside the world of these thrill seekers. >> the problem is they're being compensated for this and that's probably why they're taking risks. i know, it's pretty brutal to see. also, do you guys have a tough time getting in your workout? in my case my weekly workout. well, not this woman. she works out close to 30 hours a week. we're going to look into whether super fit really means super healthy. and -- >> she is in good shape. >> she doesn't look -- >> missed the headlines. >> arm wrestling. >> she absolutely would, either arm. >> and she's half your size. >> when do you throw it out and when do you fix it? >> sounds like a game show. the old saying if it ain't broke
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don't fix it. well, what about if it's your commuter or tv. should he get it repaired or trash it. how you can save money when your electronics go on the fritz. >> find a sale. that's how you do it. hopefully. >> ellie and i fight about that all the time. >> what do you say? >> i'm a tosser. >> oh, broken, get a new one. >> i love to recycle. i will always try. >> you come over and fix our stuff and i'll pay you. >> first time a toy breaks, serena will ask me to fix it and daddy is just a flawed human. i have some news for you. president obama may be ready to touch what's long been called the third rail of politics, social security, sources say at the white house today during negotiations to reduce the government's debt, the president will offer to tackle the rising cost of social security and will propose cuts in medicare spending. in exchange, the president would demand that republicans agree to
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some increases in t t revenue. meanwhile, today is also sentencing day for casey anthony. the florida mother acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. she'll be sentenced on misdemeanor charges for lying to police. but could walk free. abc's ashleigh banfield is at the courthouse. she's been covering every aspect of this trial, and, ashleigh, if she does walk free she does face plenty of legal problems still. >> reporter: oh, a brand-new chapter is opening up. i want to alert your attention. i saw three mounted police going by, clearly there is a different sense around this courthouse today about security and, again, that new legal chapter, if she walks, includes a suit from the state to recover costs of that investigation into these crime, not only that, the searchers want to sue her for about $1121200. equusearch spent that to look for caylee and not only that, that nancy, the woman named zenaida gonzalez name co-opted by casey, she is asuing her as
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well, serving her with a subpoena. >> again, it is a heightened sense of security. the sentencing hearing to begin later this morning. ashleigh banfield with the very latest. ththk you. meanwhile, in southern california one marine has been killed. five others injured after a helicopter crash at camp pendleton. the training flight went down in a remote area. the cause of the crash is under investigation. meanwhile, part of yellowstone national park closed this morning after a grizzly bear attacked and killed a hiker. the first fatal bear attack in the park in a quarter century. the victim and his wife were hiking had they came upon the grizzly which apparently feared her cubs were in danger. the head lawyer in the princess diana death investigation may be one of the viviims of a massive phone hacking scandal by the british tabloid "news of the world." the paper owned by rupert murdoch is under fire for also hacking into the phones of a 13-year-old murder victim and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan. staffers are also accused of
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paying off police f f stories. arrests are sasa to be imminent. now here's diane sawyer with a preview of nighghs "world news." diane? >> well, josh, as we've been talking this morning, tonight on "world news," jaycee dugard i i going to speak for the first time about 18 years of captivity. she was 11 years old when she was taken. horrible sexual abuse and she will talk emotionally about the birth of her child and also what it means to survive. lessons for us all about loving our lives every single day and that is coming up tonight on "world news," josh. >> thank you, diane. an extraordinary thing to wrap your mind around. you sat with her earlier. diane has the first interview with jaycee dugard. it is going to be absolutely compelling. >> it will be. thank you, josh. let's check in now with the buzziest showbiz headlines and trends. lara at the board. >> let's get to it. time for our pop news heat index
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measuring the hottest, the coolest stories making the rounds today. and starting it off, harry potter, after eight films in 10 years and a box office take of well over $6 billion, the blockbuster series is about to come to an end with harry potter and the deathly halos, part 2 opening in london today. fans have been camping out for the last six days, some as far away as australia hoping for that last glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard. the movie has gotten great reviews too. "the horld report reporter" is calling it outstanding. for that we give it a cheer. all right. also, hot in pop news, ever hear of "the marriage proposal" going postal. roy williams thought that we're not quite sure what he was thinking when he decided to propose to his girlfriend via the u.s. mail and mailed a $76,000 ring to his lady love. former miss texas usa brooke daniels. she said no but didn't say no to
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the ring. she still has it and, yes, now they have a date, not a wedding date but a date in court on friday. looks like roy could learn a few things from aaron who proposed to the love ly ly amalia. aaron did not get sucked. did you hear the knockout punch. all right. i love this story. take a look at this outrageous new toy called the megamouth and everybody hold your comments. it is so hot it is completely sold out with kids and adults using it as an inspiping way to tell others to, well, shut theirs or as dr. evil would say -- >> talk to the hand because the face don't want to hear it anymore. >> exactly. exactly. and finally, "forbes" has put out their list of the highest paid actresses had hollywood. topping the list, angelina jolie, probably no surprise and sarah jessica parker each bringing in a cool $30 million
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last year. they may walk the red carpet but they're also rolling in the green. boom. thank you very much. there was no sound effect for that that's everything in your pop news heat index. back to you guys at the desk. >> i'm curious, how much do they get to keep? don't they have to give a lot to their agents. >> i'll have my people call their people. >> at any rate -- we actually -- a quarter would be great. a tenth. let's check in for the weather and sam champion. hey, sam. >> good morning, george, elizabeth, how are you guys? george, by the way, daisy is the one that has the glom sign. at the end of this weathercast -- no, he's already going. yeah, i told her you were looking for her and we'd get her on. we'd get her on tv this morning. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we thought you should know about as you head out the door on this thursday. into the northeast, skies looking great this times square
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but there is a stationary cold front or front that gets here and wants to stay here so thunderstorms likely any time this evening. most will be south of the new york city area but they could linger into the day tomorrow, as well. here's where the heat is roaring. so if you're not there, if you're here, then you're feeling pretty good. but in you're there like dallas at 101 it's just going on and on again. vegas, 100 degrees. portland is cooler at 76 degrees and there are scattered thunderstorms all over the country day so in those red zones just keep up with your local abc stations. bright sunshine across the area and there's a f the sun rise o in laurel, maryland. it is hot and muggy but the fog on in southern maryland. culpeper is also dealing with that which will burn off with will have. 76 degrees in the district right now.
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the highs today will be about >> how do we know it's a sign from guam. because it's the lovely daisy. >> thank you, sam. here's a look at what's ahead on "gma." kids risking their lives doing daredevil stunts for money. this disturbing new online video trend. plus, outside all is normal you inside. how mu one woman's story as a secret hoarder. >> this woman goes to the gym for 14 hours a day. she is not alone. is it too much of a good thing. that and more coming up on "good morning america."
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online and that's part of the problem because so many people are watching them, the sites are popping up that will pay these kids. the problem is, in exchange they have to risk their lives in some cases to get the money. >> oh. >> reporter: file it under death try this at home. tackling a treadmill with a pogo stick. attempting to jump over a car. running into fire. teens across the country are trying to top each other with the ultimate daredevil dares. and there's a name for this type of stupidity. what is a home grown viral stuntman? >> you get your mom's camera and do a stunt in your backyard and i jumped off a tree onto a table about 20 feet high on to a bunch of mousetraps. >> reporter: so what's the incentive beyond getting a few
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laughs? >> oh. >> reporter: teens like seth leech are actually cashing in making up to $600 a video. >> the website called break.com and every time they feature your video they start paying you money. i'm getting paychecks left and right. >> reporter: he's not saying how much he's made but some are bringing up to $50,000 a year. and there are other sites too. one aptly named stupidvideos.com. nothing quite as elaborate or daring as the stunts in the "jackass" movies. but for these home grown stunt men it can be just as dangerous. leech nearly killed himself after jumping off this 30-foot fence. >> i hit my head. it was head first and my spinal fluid dranked out of my ear and i had brain swelling. >> are you concerned you could kill yourself? >> oil not oblivious to the dangers. i realize what's going to happen. >> reporter: and you're still
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doing this even after that. >> i have slowed down my limits. >> reporter: so what's to stop other kids from copying him? how will you feel if one of these teens sees you, decides they want to do it too and they get killed? will you feel bad or responsible. >> i wouldn't feel bad like it's my fault but with everything in life there's risk. >> reporter: seth leech says now he won't jump off anything that is higher than 15 feet and no more moving cars. his dream is to have a flash mob type situation, hundreds of these home grown stunt men all doing stunts in the same place at the same time, george, and guess what, his mother regrets signing the consent form when he was a teen. >> i'll bet she does. okay, andrea, thanks very much. wow. >> bothering me. all right, well, this is a story we can relate to. every parent likes to keep art project, birthday cards they get it their kids but for one colorado woman that collection became part of an obsession. hidden in a normal-looking house was a hoarder who became an embarrassment to her family.
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abc's neal karlinsky has more. >> reporter: highlands ranch, colorado, is a tidy community filled with nice home, well manicured lawns and at least one family with a secret no one imagines hidden inside. so i mean is this a daily thing where you have to shove your way through here. >> i just don't come in here. >> reporter: you don't come in here. you've essentially made a whole section of your house unusable and unlivable. >> yep. my son loves to play the piano but he can only play one half. >> reporter: kay is what is known as a hidden hoarder. >> be careful. there are things all over the floor here. >> reporter: while most people imagine houses that look like landfills as seen on the bizarre hit "hoarding:buried alive" there is another side, people who guard it. >> reporter: renee moved in with her friend eileen and her roommate raquel after her home
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was declared unlivable by the city. >> renee and i met 33 years ago teaching. at the same job. i found out renee was a hoarder accide accidentally. one time trying to find out if she was home and i was trying to yell through her mail slot and i looked inside. i was devastated. >> reporter: kay too lives a life that looks no different from everyone else on the outside and parts of her home are spotless. all other parts including a garage and certain rooms don't have an inch to spare. >> this is my briefcase right here. >> reporter: this plastic bag is what? it's just bills and files and stuff that i need to get at so i keep it in here because i won't ever know where anything is if i don't. >> reporter: this is a filing system. >> yeah. >> reporter: what do you think of your situation? do you believe you have a problem? >> that's hart to admit but,
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yeah, i'm sure i do. it's hard to say that, you know, that you keep all this and your house looks like this, but i just don't get rid of things. i don't. >> reporter: she shays she has an addiction to yard sales and more than anything she can't seem to throw away paper, documents and increasingly ancient childhood homework from her now adult-aged kids. >> it's embarrassing. sometimes. >> reporter: is it when you have friends over? are you embarrassed? >> we just don't show them this. >> those hoarders on some level, they know that what they're doing is wrong because they're obviously ashamed about it. that's why they keep all of their hoarding behind closed doors. >> reporter: so kay brought in a team from the national association of professional organizers. >> i want to you look through piece by piece. >> reporter: for a two-day attempt at the seemingly impossible. to clean up all this clutter. >> not everybody is born to organize. >> reporter: a dumpster outside quickly fills and not all of the
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fines are junk. incredibly kay finds her original wedding ring in a crumpled up paper towel. >> you can't even put a price on it. >> reporter: for the first time in nearly a decade she isn't embarrassed to open her garage door and can actually fit a car inside. a spare room she promised her son, look at it before filled to the top. after the cleanup, it's transformed. >> what do you think? >> i love it thank you. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: by the time the cleanup crew leave, all but a few rooms are back on track and kay says she has a new outlook. >> i want to keep this up though. i don't want it to ever get back to the way it was ever. this is just a real eye opener to me and like a feeling of being free and i don't ever want to do it again ever. >> reporter: after years of embarrassment she plans to finally embrace the words on her living room wall, "live simply."
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for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, denver. >> good luck to her and from "extreme hoarding" to extreme exercise. we all know it's important to exercise but is it possible to work out too much? we looked into the world of extreme fitness, the people who spend hours every day pounding the pavement or working out in a gym. we asked "gma" special contributor cameron mathison to investigate. good morning, cameron. >> good morning. hey, you know, it's summertime and we all want to look our best for the beach or other outdoor activities but we are finding some people that might be going just a little too far with their workout routines. we've seen some stars that do it but they are definitely not align. . >> come o.j. i bet my entire month's allowance on this. this is embarrassing? >> why don't you give it a try? >> reporter: jake gyllenhaal transformed his body for "prince of persia." >> is that all you got? >> reporter: through hours and hours at the gym he got so addicted to working out, he injured himself.
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heidi montag said to keep herself super fit she goes to the gym a staggering 14 hours a day. they are high-profile examples of extreme exercisers. brooke mor 5 is one, exercise became a habit during a tumultuous time in her life. >> i went through a really heartbreaking breakup with an ex-fiance and, you know, after days of crying, weeks of crying myself to sleep i use the gym as a refuge. i used it as a therapy. i used it as an escape. >> reporter: soon brooke's habit turned into a compulsion now working out close to 30 hours a week. is the driving force behind this 'at the time igs or is it health. >> i think it's a combination of both. i love the way i look. >> reporter: we followed her one sunday which started at 9:00 a.m. with a four-mile hike.
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three to four times a week you come here to hike. what if you're not here, what do you do instead? >> i'm in the gym. >> reporter: an hour in and i am barely keeping up. after an exhausting two hours, brooke had a light lunch and then headed right back out to the sports club l.a. for more cardio and weights. >> we're almost done. ♪ >> reporter: during the workweek her workouts are just as intense starting with an hour of cardio before breakfast. >> i'll come back home, make myself breakfast and breakfast consists of my egg whites and my oatmeal. >> reporter: then in the middle of a full workday brooke manages to squeeze in an hour yoga class and after work heads back to the gym for two hours or more of weights and cardio. i guess the concern would be that when people are going to exercise and physical activity and eating healthy like you do to make sure it's still on the
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healthy side of the scale. one government agency recommends 2 1/2 hours of moderate aerobic activity a week for adults. according to brooke, 12 times above the recommendation and experts warn that extreme exercise can lead to anorexia athletica. how do you know this is an addiction to you? >> i don't have an addictive personality. i've never been addicted to anything in my life. i think when it becomes an obsession, it's unhealthy. >> reporter: but i must say after spending some time with brooke on the hike i felt like i walked into one of those exercise infomercials. hiking, running, various calisthenics and training techniques. by the end of the day, i was wiped. i'm feeling tired. i'm feeling good. i feel like i got a workout but not overboard. is brooke taking it too far? she's participating in fitness
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competitions but says she has it under control. >> i listen to my body. if i need a rest, if i need a day off, if i need a sleep in, you know, a few extra hours in the morning i'll listen to my body and do that. >> look, like many things in life it's all about balance. if you're working out this much because you enjoy it but you can take it or leave it, that's great. if you honestly check with yourself and there is a need to work out to fill some kind of inger void, you might want to talk to somebody. >> i think you're right. cameron, thanks so much. time for you to weigh in. which trend do you think is more troubling? extreme exercise or extreme dieting? vote now using the "gma" app on your iphone or android phones or, of course, you can head to our website. we'd love to hear from you. coming up, what if you could only eat less than ten foods to survive? we'll introduce you to the little boy whose life depends on his diet.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning, i am greta at 8:27. check your morning commute with lisa baden. incident activity remains dodge park, maryland. this was a failed pedestrian 202 closedhas 704 and rte. 50. police are taking pictures and measurements. 202 west bound is closed through landover. let's show you what is happening on the other side of town. 270 is moving at a great pace t of leesburg, no problem.
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these cameras or a little bit morning but weis a clearer view now. the george washington parkway has been a nice ride. the haze is holding tight further south of the metro. down 95 of virginia, and west towards culpeper and quantico, the fog is holding tight this morning. otherwise, there's a lot of up to 77 degrees in winchester. typical july day -- 93 the high temperature, muddy conditions, a thunderstormsiety evening in an and tomorrow of more showers for most of the day. d.c. council chair kwami brown campaign finances will be under scrutiny today.
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is. board of elections holding a hearing on allegations report failed to s of dollars in contributions. we'll have another u ♪ man: whoa! mom just caught air. not that she'll describe it that way to her book club. she'll probably say something like, "everyone had a wonderful time. the food was great. it was good to get away." but let's be honest...
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mom just caught air! now, there's a first. tell us what you've always wanted to do, on facebook. [ ship horn blows ] ♪ we're listening to miranda lambert. she's going to be here tomorrow, a terrific friday in central park. summer concert series, live, come on down. we want you all to come back tomorrow, go to central park. >> miranda lambert, a newlywed, you know. yes, only about a month or two, right? >> yeah. >> just got married to blake. >> i'm loving this. >> i love this. >> where? >> well, it's not exotic. been to boston, north carolina, at the met. we got in trouble. >> having a good time here. >> good time stephanie.
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>> also coming up, we'll visit a family who has a little boy who has a rare and mysterious illness where he can only eat four foods to survive. a life and death issue. what causes this disease and how is this family coping with it? we'll find out in just a few minutes. is he the cutest thing? oh, my goodness. you'll talk about something that's all electronic owners struggle with. >> i had no idea it would be such controversy among us. we all had our opinions. what you do when your appliances go on the fritz, repair, replace. >> yes. >> casual. so what happens when good appliances go bad? we could save you thousands. stay tuned for that. >> you know, in the south we used to line our driveways with old tire, you know, we thought it was just a nice place for planters. planters. urn them into >> we feed to talk about decorating. we need to talk about it. >> apparently. i will say, sam, it would be a great day to line the driveway with some appliances, no? >> let's get to the boards.
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just a spur of the moment idea that didn't fly. to the boards, elizabeth is like, sam, stop. here's what's going on this morning. one or two things we want you to know about. twirter pictures, this is amazing, by the way. look at the top two. remember yesterday's haboob, the word heard round of nation of that giant dust storm. look at the two top pictures from twitter. folks right there in the event and sent us that in. we love when you do that to pictures that are going on in weather around the nation and here's the hot spots. one or two places you know all the way through the south but even look in the north. look at billings at 90 degrees. we can tell you that new orleans is hot and hazy and humid and will stay that way and this five-day forecast will show you one of the places that isn't going to be in the heat. seattle looking at 70s and 60s as well as several systems line up to move across the northwest and bring that rain problem into the midwest again with what will be some heavy rain falling with 76 degrees and the district
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day withical july around 93 and late they stormed to a better chance tomorrow. >> all of that weather brought to you by at&t. elizabeth vargas, juju chang. >> juju chang. [ cheers ] >> a study shows nearly 6 million children in the country suffer from food allergies. they can be life-threatening though reactions vary widely. you have the story of one little boy in a family that can only eat four foods? >> you and i have five sons between us. >> exactly. what does every mother love, to feed their child? imagine if there are only five foods that you could feed that child and you have to watch vigilantly everything that child is eating because literally one wrong bite could land him in the er. what color is that one >> that's a blue one. >> oh, that's right.
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>> that's a school bus. >> landon loves to indulge in imaginary play with his toy trucks. >> oh. >> that's parsley. >> and his play kitchen. >> thank you. >> but the foodlanden pretends to eat may be the closest thing he gets to eating real food because landon's body reacts so violently to certain foods there are literally only four things on the planet landon can eat safely. >> that's landon's corner. >> yes, it is. >> so what does landon have for breakfast. >> he has a six-ounce bottle and has his yogurt and then we do strawberries and blueberries or grapes. that's pretty much what he eats in the morning. afternoon and evening. >> blueberries. >> that's it. an avocado. those four foods. he used to eat a much wider menu but it kept leading to horrible bouts of what looked like a bad stomach bug. so bad in fact he'd wind up in the hospital with dehydration.
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>> there's things he's never seen before come out of a child and he starts having the diarrhea. sometimes he'll start vomiting, as well then he'll become lifeless and go into shock. >> reporter: in fact, landon has been hospitalized three times with these mysterious symptoms. he saw nine different doctors until one finally diagnosed him with fpies. food protein induced enteroco t enterocolitis chlsyndrome. it doesn't respond to antihistamines. landon is a rare case of a rare disease. >> some children had the same severe reaction but they don't have nearly as many foods. he did have a trial with sweet potatoes and ended up in the hospital for five days. >> since then landon has had 27 different foods taken off his plate from broccoli to beef, barley, even olive oil. what does he ask for that he
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can't have. >> chicken, sweet potatoes. apples. >> reporter: the extreme restrictions stretch the limits of the culinary creativity. there's a lot of chopping, blending and shaving. these icy concoctions help dress up landon's four allowable foods into different meals each day. >> ice is an extra special treat for landon. we have a snow cone machine. >> want to press the button. >> he can't have the flavoring in the traditional snow cone. >> you're making a mess. >> we puree strawberry, blueberries. >> that's mine. >> reporter: but that's about it. which is why playing with food or even shopping for it is an act of hope. >> is landon allowed to eat those? >> no. >> reporter: what about orangesy do you eat oranges? >> no. >> reporter: what about lemons? >> no. >> reporter: what's here? >> strawberries. >> eat some blueberries.
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yummy. big thing for us is to make sure that he's not afraid of food so if we can set some limits that are safe but also introduce foods to him or expose him to foods then maybe one day if he is going to get better we won't have a really hard time getting him to eat. >> we'll have them introduce foods after a period of avoiding the food. for kids like landon where they have terrible reactions we often may have them wait three year, four years. >> reporter: there is no cure but maybe just maybe landon might outgrow this disease but until then he gets hy hypoallergenic yogurt and waits. >> such a small child but a huge personality. we just spoke to his parents last night. he's gone from four foods to five. he added salmon and it takes two weeks, 2 1/2 weeks to give him a tablespoon a day to make sure he doesn't reject it so they're celebrating.
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if he's lucky they'll be able to add coconuts to his diet. which would be a sixth food. >> how do they decide which food to add. >> they add them slightly more hype pe allergenic ones but they're all celebrating by going to the first fpies walk-a-thon in chicago. >> what an adorable boy. i'll never complai about my youngest an his eating habits. thanks so much, juju. do you fix it or toss it? what do you do when your electronic appliances go on the fritz. al
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refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryer, they're all big ticket items that can be so expensive to replace so when one breaks down, how do you know if you should replace it or just repair it? that's the cover story in this month's "consumer reports" and "gma" tech contributor becky worley joins us now with some answers that could save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. becky? >> yes, thousands of dollars. we make it sound like a game show, in fact. you know, it's a dilemma when an appliance acts up, do you maybe eke out a few more years with a repair or do you worry that it becomes a money pit and just replace it? so we did just that and turned that question into a game show. ♪ >> reporter: around the house there are jackpots to be won and lost when you're deciding the fate of faulty appliances.
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do you keep it and hope for the best from a $100 repair or do you buy a new one to stop the service visits? so to help you decide we'll play a simple game called "replace it or repair it?" first up, a 12-year-old refrigerate their won't make ice and it has a hard time keeping the fridge cold during the summer months. >> repair or replace? >> it's going to be pretty expensive to repair and you can probably get a new one for similar costs or less. >> reporter: so for the 12-year-old model with multiple proble problems, replace. one upside to shelling out $800 or more for a new one. >> newer more efficient refrigerators, we'll say over the one you currently have that's ten or years older could save you as much as $100 a year on your electrical costs. ♪ >> reporter: this is especially true of dishwashers.
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newer models like this one can save you over $100 in energy costs over the lifetime of the aprice. they also use less water and added bonus, they're a lot quieter. next an issue in my house, my 8-year-old dryer has gotten really loud. >> repair or replace? >> when we did our survey we found that the typical dryer cost about $140 to repair on median so it's not that expensive a repair, because a new dryer is usually going to cost you, you know, anywhere from 400 to $1,000. >> reporter: hopefully she's right. a repairman comes to the house and finds a simple fix. ooh. quiet. >> sounds good. >> reporter: i think you just saved me about i thousand bucks. thank you. finally computers. they break a lot. does yours have any of these symptoms? clicking, whining noises, takes
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forever to open files, randomly reboots. >> repair or replace? >> computers and all electronics usually have a shorter shelf life. >> reporter: "consumer reports" found that 30% of all computers need a fix by year four. >> three or four years old you might want to replace it just because the replacement is going to give you more memory, it's going to do more for you and the cost of the new computers are coming down. >> reporter: still, average replacement costs are about $800 for a new laptop. now, one trick to make computers last longer, stay away from viruses. there's good, free anti-virus software and think twice before clicking suspicious links. thanks for playing, and good luck with your own game of -- >> repair or replace? >> reporter: now, here's the general rule. if the repair costs more than 50% of what you would end up paying to just replace it and
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buy a new one, well, then, lara, it's time to pony up and head to the store. >> all right, good rule. you're quite a good host by the way. i was really surprised to read that fridges with icemakers are twice as likely to break so stay away from those. >> yeah, there are certain categories of things that break a lot more and the older icemakers were really complicated and then there are the category of things that are easy replacements, easy repairs versus bad. the easy ones generally digital cameras, electric cooktops then dryer, lucky me, i saved a thousand bucks on that. on the flip side there's the bad ones that you just end pouring money into and y should probably should just replace. home theater systems, sometimes complicated repair, gas cooktops and then a built-in oven so that's kind of a rule of thumb and a guide. >> good to know. becky worley, we thank you. >> thank you. coming up on "good morning america," big deals on pet products, only for you, our "gma" viewers.
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look at jojo, the calmest powder puff dog you'll ever see and he is here bececse we have special savings for pets. tory johnson is back. one of her specials only for "gma." >> you got it. >> a couple things. we'll get to this right away. tory, you have to act on these today. >> today only. >> everything recommended by our favorite veterinarian dr. marty becker. >> you got it. >> h20 k9. >> the family had a dog that was sick and needed to be hydrated
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constantly on the go and created this really great water bottle where the lid doubles as a bowl and as marty likes to say you can pour back whatever is left over because dogs don't mind their own backwash so there you go, regularly $15 to $20 but 50% off for "gma" viewers. enterpromo code "gma." >> sleepypod. >> these triple as a three-in-one. car tested. won so many awards and marty becker approves. three different styles. a little investment. regularly 160 to 180, but today only, unbelievable, 50% off. >> you can use it for so many thing. >> you can use it for so many things. it helps to eliminate a lot of stress with certain dogs and travel. >> i think jojo is falling asleep. what do you have from molly mutt. >> they make due bay covers.
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you can stuff this -- dogs love your scent. you stuff this with your own shirt, towel, blankets so whatever comfort level you want. what's amazing, it's so much easier to wash. a lot of times the foam inserts are difficult to wash so you wind up never ever washing it. regularly 2$25 to $00 depending on the pattern and size you select. these particular three are on sale today, 50% off. we've got the links on the "gma" website. >> okay, now from the humane society who brought us jojo, keep cool mats. >> so hot right now and so it's this great little mat. -- do you feel the beads inside. when you stick this in water. those crystals absorb the water and stays cold for up to three days. great for outdoors. regularly $25 to $55 depending on the size, 40% off today on the "gma" website. >> and spend all day there.
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>> dogids. >> dog i.d.s. that's okay. we'll take it. dogids. so this is great. it's a company in fargo, north dakota. it's and graved stainless steel dog collar, leather. really gorgeoussmateteals. lifetime guarantee on the engraving. get it for your pet, regularly $24 to $29, 40% off. you can't beat that for the beautiful crafted collars. >> from west paw. >> everything is made in montana. everything is eco friendly. all of their cat and dog toys are either made from recycled materials or recyclable materials so you'll get covered either way. what i love about this one in particular, my dog, i toepts know about your dog, but my dog would go to town on my kids' stuffed animals. i'd pick up thth mess. these are their unstuffed plush toys. my dog had a field day with this
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yesterday. regularly $21 for $31. today only you'll save 40%. we have the links on the "gma" website and, of course, we always have a facebook -- >> special deals on facebook. >> go to facebook.com/goodmorningamerica. click like and the deals on the left-hand side. if your pooch is a prince or princess this dog bed is a must. jojo has very much enjoyed it. >> i saw it. >> it is an unbeatable deal and there are two other surprise deals too. >> on facebook. if you want jojo she's from -- he's from the humane society of new york. find out about him and all the new york. find out about him and all the other dogs at our website,
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i know. that is going to be so much fun. come on down to central park tomorrow. >> we had the app question. what bothers you more, extreme dieting or extreme exercise? not even close. 82%, extreme dieting, 18% extreme exercise. >> i think that's correct.
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>> yeah. >> i think i might have gone "c," both. >> thanks for watching. have a great day, everybody. see you tomorrow morning.
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